Clara Schumann — German Musician born on September 13, 1819, died on May 20, 1896

Clara Schumann was a German musician and composer, considered one of the most distinguished pianists of the Romantic era. She exerted her influence over a 61-year concert career, changing the format and repertoire of the piano recital and the tastes of the listening public. Her husband was the composer Robert Schumann. Together they encouraged Johannes Brahms. She was the first to perform publicly any work by Brahms. She later premiered some other pieces by Brahms, notably the Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel... (wikipedia)

I do not want horses or diamonds - I am happy in possessing you.
Why hurry over beautiful things? Why not linger and enjoy them?
My imagination can picture no fairer happiness than to continue living for art.
My health may be better preserved if I exert myself less, but in the end doesn't each person give his life for his calling?
There is nothing greater than the joy of composing something oneself and then listening to it.